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Moss Of Whilk

Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Moss Of Whilk

Classification Enclosure (Period Unassigned), Mound (Period Unassigned)

Canmore ID 8717

Site Number ND24SE 8

NGR ND 28520 40921

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Latheron
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Caithness
  • Former County Caithness

Archaeology Notes

ND24SE 8 28520 40921.

(ND 2852 4093) Mound (NR).

OS 6" map, (1959)

A low grassy hillock, 63' in diameter, with large quarried stones, showing no trace of arrangement, scattered over its surface. The mound does not seem to be high enough to cover a broch and stones are unlikely to have been removed from such an inaccessible spot. The surface is very uneven, and does not suggest a cairn.

RCAHMS 1911, visited 1910.

A turf-covered stony mound about 21.0m in diameter, and 1.5m maximum height, of uncertain classification. Some 20 metres to the NE is a sub-oval enclosure measuring 17.0m x 13.0m within a peat-covered stone wall of indeterminate width. A few displaced blocks are exposed in the SW arc.

This site bears some resemblance to the 'Green Hill of Clayton'

(ND36SW 7).

Surveyed at 1:10000

Visited by OS (A A) 19 April 1972.

This large stony mound, which is situated in a clearing deep within Camster Forest, measures 19m from NNW to SSE by 17.5m transversely and up to 1.8m in height. A possible pen (YARROWS04 943), its interior filled with stone, is situated on the E flank of the mound and measures 1.4m square within rubble walls. An oval enclosure, measuring about 17m by 13m within a rubble wall, is situated about 20m NE of the mound.

(YARROWS04 942-3)

Visited by RCAHMS (ATW) 10 September 2004.

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